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Claude Bornet (1733-1804) "Lady with cat", superb miniature on ivory!, 1780s

2900  EUR
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Of superior quality it is a miniature portrait of an adult lady depicted with her favorite cat in the interior of her richly decorated salon (note the paintings on the wall - Antoine Watteau?!).

We are absolutely sure to deal here with an important work of the well-known Parisian miniaturist of 2nd half of the 18th century, Claude Bornet. Our comparison images nr. 8-12 convincingly confirm latter's authorship.
See also other works of this artist in our possession.

Claude Bornet (1733 Paris - 1804 ibidem) was a well-known French painter of miniatures on ivory and enamel, pastelist, graphic artist, illustrator, and also editor of engravings.
In 1766 he became a member of the Parisian Academie de Saint-Luc, where in 1774 he debuted as exponent, showing (among others) a miniature portrait of his wife (see Schidlof).
On another hand, Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard in her recently published dictionary "Les Peintres en miniature /Actifs in France /1650-1850" (see our image nr.6) writes that Bornet's first exhibition took place in 1774 in l'hotel Jabach, and that the female portrait that he showed there was of a lady by the name Charlotte de Noirette. He exhibited also in 1781 and 1782 at Salon de la Correspondance, and in 1798 - in Salon de Paris.
Bornet sitter's were mainly members of Parisian aristocracy (for instance, Princess de Lamballe, Princess de Lambesc, Comtess de Vereillac, etc.), as well as known representatives of sciences, literature, music, and theater.
As illustrator, Bornet was especially known for his illustrations to books of Marquis de Sade.
Works of this artist can be seen in various French and international museum collections.

Provenance: private collection, Aitry-le-Chatel, department Loiret, France.

Condition: good; in 19th century frame (probably was previously set into lid of a round box); glass with minimal chip at 11:30 o'clock

Creation Year: 1780s

Measurements: UNFRAMED:8,0x8,0cm/3,1x3,1in FRAMED: 14,4x14,4cm/5,7x5,7in

Object Type: Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory (round)

Inscription: -

Creator: Claude Bornet
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Creator Dates: 1733 Paris-1804 Paris

Nationality: French

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